This is truly terrible news if it's true. There's nothing out there that compares to stalker. Perhaps someone can buy the franchise, but I'm speechless. There will be a lot of stalker fans out there with heavy hearts.
I, I don't have words to say about this. This is like.... I don't know. I have played all S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games and following series since I heard of it. I can't describe the shock I have now...and don't have words. Everything will be empty without this game.
It would seem that 'Bourkovski' isn't the reliable source some thought he was - a quote from the above link....
UPDATE: It turns out that Dmitri Bourkovski, who earlier "confirmed" the closure of GSC on Twitter, doesn't actually work for GSC Game World at all; his Linkedin profile lists him as the "Head of Publishing, Games Division" at Mail.ru. He also told Beefjack that he has "no connection" with the project and was only tweeting about what he'd heard. An interesting twist! We're waiting for an official response to our inquiries from GSC and will update again when we hear more.
A preoccupation with the next world is a clear indication of an inability to cope credibly with this one.